Business events scheduled for the coming week
TUESDAY, Aug. 28
WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June and the second quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for August, 10 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, Aug. 30
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release August sales.
FRIDAY, Aug. 31
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.
TOKYO — Japan releases industrial production and unemployment data.